Throughout the story, “Jane Eyre”, the protagonist, Jane, represents a caged bird. Her entire childhood her emotions, feeling, and actions were seized and restricted by her tyrant aunt and headmaster at Lowood, a private institution for parentless girls. In this scene, Jane is locked up in a room for hitting her cousin, Mr. Reed. Automatically, Mrs. Reed, her aunt, assumes the entire fight was Jane’s fault and that she should be punished for it all, without speaking to Jane or letting Jane speak her own mind. At her time at Gateshed and Lowood, she was strictly watched and curbed from the world. This experience molded her future in a way that she became timid when she was accepted or loved. This is an example of how she represented a caged bird. An example of “birds in flight” would have to be the first time Jane left Thornfield, to disengage herself from Mr. Rochester. Jane abruptly left Thornfield, after she was introduced to the news of Mr. Rochester mentally ill wife. Jane took this brave step which changed the entire course of her life. She went from a well-kept governess to a homeless beggar within moments. This specific adventure could be looked at as a rebellious “flight” or the next chapter of her life.